I love my pumpkin pie smoothie in the morning.  For those of you who say smoothies are too time-consuming: I can make this in the time it takes for my water for tea to boil. Faster than the line at Starbucks, for sure.


  • 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Protein powder (I use Sustain)
  • 1 tsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp molasses
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Water and ice

I’m getting lots of vitamin A (pumpkin), protein, omega 3s (flax), and iron (molasses). Blend it up and it’s a delicious, satisfying breakfast!